By Susan Lindauer
Most of you know I was the Chief U.S. Asset covering the Iraqi Embassy at the United Nations for 7 years before the War. You know I was subsequently arrested on the Patriot Act, locked up on Carswell Air Force Base, and threatened with forcible drugging to silence me, when the Bush cabal decided to blame Pre-War Intelligence for their catastrophic decision to go to War.
On the 10 year anniversary of the start of the War, it’s worth examining the comprehensive peace option hammered out in the two year run up to the invasion. I was traveling in Minnesota this week for speaking engagements. In a television interview, I discussed the peace option at length.
By Susan Lindauer, 9/11 Whistleblower
Former U.S. Asset covering Iraq and Libya
9/11 denialists like to swear smugly that the official 9/11 story must be true, because the government could never keep such an important secret without getting caught.
Somebody would spill the beans, right? In fact, a number of us tried. Media watchers should savvy up, as the air waves get blitzed this weekend with 9/11 emorials. If the corporate media had done its job as a watch dog, the world would have got an earful reliable intelligence sources debunking the official 9/11 story.
Unhappily, the corporate media has been a co-conspirator in the 9/11 Cover Up from day one. They have actively abetted the government with its dirty work. Say a truth teller got arrested on the Patriot Act—like me— and locked in prison on a military base, while the public debate raged over 9/11 and Iraq without access to knowledgeable sources. The government could rely on corporate media to squash the story, while the Justice Department fought my demands for a trial, playing every dirty trick in the book to stop a New York jury from hearing testimony about 9/11 and Iraq.
Tim DeChristopher, whose act of civil disobedience stopped the illegal auction of oil and gas leases on thousands of acres of public land, was sentenced yesterday to two years in federal prison for fraudulently halting illegal government actions. This was his statement to the court.
Thank you for the opportunity to speak before the court. When I first met Mr. Manross, the sentencing officer who prepared the pre-sentence report, he explained that it was essentially his job to “get to know me.” He said he had to get to know who I really was and why I did what I did in order to decide what kind of sentence was appropriate. I was struck by the fact that he was the first person in this courthouse to call me by my first name, or even really look me in the eye. I appreciate this opportunity to speak openly to you for the first time. I’m not here asking for your mercy, but I am here asking that you know me.
Posted in Constitution, Energy, Environment, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Resistance, Whistleblowers
Tagged auction, blm, bureau of land management, corruption, good man jailed, jury nullification, massey energy, nonviolence, oil industry, public lands, tim dechristopher, whistleblower
Faces 22 additional charges, including capitol offense for aiding the enemy
Statements by Manning’s lawyer and by WikiLeaks follows this Wired report. ~Ed.
By Kim Zetter
The Army has filed 22 new charges against suspected WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning, among them a capital offense for which the government said it would not seek the death penalty. The charges, filed Tuesday but disclosed only Wednesday, include aiding the enemy, theft of public property or records, computer fraud, transmitting defense information and wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet knowing it would be accessible to the enemy. The aiding the enemy charge is a capital offense which potentially carries the death penalty.
The Telegraph this evening ran a story on tomorrow’s Wikileaks book by the Guardian editors David Leigh and Luke Harding – just one of several books in a publishing run by Wikileaks’ media partners. Among the revelations forthcoming in that volume, we are told, is the rather stale information that Bradley Manning is alleged to be Wikileaks’ anonymous source for Cablegate and the War Log releases.
“The authors, David Leigh and Luke Harding, of The Guardian, name Specialist Bradley Manning, the soldier being held in a US military jail, as the alleged source of the information which was passed on to The Guardian by WikiLeaks.”
By Adrian Wyllie
JASPER, FLORIDA – Robert “Bob” Burton is a deadhead logger in the Florida panhandle. In the course of his business, he stumbled upon some illegal activities carried out by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), including state employees dumping toxic waste in Florida water reclamation areas.
On Friday [Jan. 14], Hamilton County sheriff’s deputies and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) agents, dressed in tactical gear and armed with assault rifles, served him with a search warrant. Agents seized his computer, cell phone, and video camera. However, Burton has not been charged with any crime.
By David E. Coombs
PFC Manning is currently being held in maximum custody. Since arriving at the Quantico Confinement Facility in July of 2010, he has been held under Prevention of Injury (POI) watch.
His cell is approximately six feet wide and twelve feet in length. The cell has a bed, a drinking fountain, and a toilet.
The private — accused of leaking to WikiLeaks — endures conditions many would call cruel, and possibly torture
By Glenn Greenwald
Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S. Army Private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has never been convicted of that crime, nor of any other crime. Despite that, he has been detained at the U.S. Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia for five months — and for two months before that in a military jail in Kuwait — under conditions that constitute cruel and inhumane treatment and, by the standards of many nations, even torture. Interviews with several people directly familiar with the conditions of Manning’s detention, ultimately including a Quantico brig official (Lt. Brian Villiard) who confirmed much of what they conveyed, establishes that the accused leaker is subjected to detention conditions likely to create long-term psychological injuries.
The Campaign for Justice in Ecuador
Chevron’s ‘Dirty Tricks Guy’ in Ecuador, Diego Borja: “Crime Does Pay”
There are shocking new revelations about Chevron’s attempts to corrupt the trial in Ecuador over the company’s massive contamination of the Amazon rainforest.
In recorded conversations released today, longtime Chevron contractor Diego Borja threatened to reveal damaging evidence “cooked” by Chevron in the environmental trial in Ecuador unless he received enough money for turning over secret videotapes to high-ranking Chevron executives. The revelations are contained in a report authored by San Francisco Bay Area-based attorney and Private Investigator, Grant Fine.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Neoliberalism, NWO, Region: Latin America, Resistance
Tagged chevron, corruption, ecoterrorism, ecuador, Land Grab, oil disaster ecuador, whistleblower
By Marc Stinebaugh
I now believe I have reasonable grounds to bring into suspicion that there may be a “false flag” terrorist attack during the Olympics in Canada, which take place in Vancouver and Whistler from Feb. 12th until Feb. 28th. I have compiled the following suspicious activity that I have found through various media sources. I’m not going to go as deep into each point as I could, and I will try to source information as best as I can, but some of it also comes from my own sources which I am not able to provide a link to.
Posted in NWO
Tagged 911, ammonium, canada, conspiracy theory, dictatorship, Education/Mind Control, false flag ops, False Flags, fascism, fascist, inside job, nitrate, NWO, olympics, Politics/Elect/Corrupt, Science/Health, terrorism, vancouver, vancouver olympics, whistleblower, whistler bc, WMD
By Scott Horton
Sibel Edmonds, former contract-FBI translator/whistleblower and “most gagged person in U.S. history” has finally told all – to Antiwar.com’s Philip Giraldi. It’s all in the cover story for November’s issue of The American Conservative magazine, “Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?” which hits the stands on Tuesday.
Posted in 911, Censorship, Human Rights Civil Liberties, MSM Shills, NWO, Psy-Ops, Region: Middle East, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged 911, corruption, sibel edmonds, whistleblower
By Philip Giraldi
August 27th, 2009
Those who are interested in issues like widespread corruption of our elected officials by foreigners have no doubt followed the ex-FBI translator-turned-whistle blower Sibel Edmonds saga for the past few years. Sibel has finally testified in court under oath about some of the things that she learned while working for the bureau. The testimony was in a court in Ohio about two weeks ago. Continue reading
Posted in 4th Estate, Elections, MSM Shills, Neoliberalism, NWO, Region: Middle East, War and Peace, Whistleblowers
Tagged al qaeda, cia outs valerie plame, corruption, doug feith. bin laden, fbi whistleblower, marc grossman, media blackout, msm blackout, paul wolfowitz, plame outing, sibel edmonds, whistleblower
By Luke Ryland
Daily Kos July 31, 2009 — Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds dropped a bombshell on the Mike Malloy radio show, guest-hosted by Brad Friedman (audio, partial transcript). In the interview, Sibel says that the US maintained ‘intimate relations’ with Bin Laden, and the Taliban, “all the way until that day of September 11.”
These ‘intimate relations’ included using Bin Laden for ‘operations’ in Central Asia, including Xinjiang, China. These ‘operations’ involved using al Qaeda and the Taliban in the same manner “as we did during the Afghan and Soviet conflict,” that is, fighting ‘enemies’ via proxies. Continue reading